What is Accelerate Greater Charleston?
AGC is a dedicated blueprint to maximize our community's ability to take advantage of a once in a generation set of economic development and community advancement opportunities.
Why do we need it?
Our region needs a well-defined, multipurpose strategy to successfully compete in the global market place. Accelerate Greater Charleston is that plan.
Why the Chamber?
Our business members expect us to lead the way by charting the community's future course. We are the best organization to work across all sectors to deliver alignment and collaboration.
It is simple - greater Charleston is an emerging player on the world stage. Accelerate Greater Charleston is a dedicated plan to assure that over the next five years, we can respond to and take advantage of this prominent new position.
How is this plan different from what the Chamber is currently doing?
Accelerate Greater Charleston features four specific deliverables that go above and beyond the Chamber's current business plan in advancing our region:
- Build and strengthen a talented workforce
- Maintain and accelerate a positive job creation environment for small business, military, research and development and international trade firms and organizations
- Position greater Charleston as an advocate and attractor for globally competitive businesses
- Deliver a region-wide business platform that places a premium on ease of doing business and great interest in business success
Accelerate Greater Charleston Scholarships
In 2016, the Chamber awarded 75 scholarships to lowcountry students that will pay for books, tuition and fees at Trident Technical College for two years. [Learn more
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